Simca Aronde P60: An American in Paris

Simca Aronde P60: An American in Paris

What was it that made the 1950’s Simca Aronde P60 so successful? Was it their highpowered Rush-engine? Was it the French comfort? Or was it the American styling?

Probably it was all of that.

Of all the French carmakers, Simca was the least French. After all, they built Fiat models under license during the 1930’s

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This Fiat is named Bertone

This Fiat is named Bertone

You don’t see many of these around. This little Fiat X1/9 is to be auctioned next week in the Netherlands. Oh… and it’s not a Fiat.

When it was launched, the Fiat X1/9 was a spectacular little sportscar.

The design by Nuccio Bertone was crisp and sleek, the pop-up headlights and the Targa-roof were every

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Whatever happened to this Fiat 500?

Whatever happened to this Fiat 500?

Somehow this little Fiat 500 got very bugged eyes. Did someone hit it in the face perhaps? No. It’s just the result of a commercial plan that didn’t work out the way it should.

In the 1950’s all European car manufacturers wanted to export their cars to the USA. After all, that was the biggest

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Fiat Dino was in hiding for 35 years

Fiat Dino was in hiding for 35 years

The essential thing about a barnfind is that it’s an object that has been forgotten for a long period of time.

Take this Fiat Dino for instance. It has been stored in a warehouse for 35 years.

To demonstrate this, the seller has very wisely decided not to clean the car. The thick layer of

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Lombardi made small Fiats bigger

Lombardi made small Fiats bigger

Look again, this is basically a Fiat 850. This four-door version was created by coachbuilder Francis Lombardi. It is for sale in Italy.

Fiat has always been so good at building small cars because they managed to make more than one model. Other manufacturers would have one small car and then a bigger one, and

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This is not an Alfa Romeo

This is not an Alfa Romeo

It is amazing how the shape of this car talks to us. Immediately when you see it, you know that this car was built for just one purpose: to drive as fast as possible. The curved shapes make it look energetic and muscular, as an athlete ready to start. The rounded back side reminds us

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